Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May 31 Salad: Aaaaaaaand done!


Eating salad for a whole month is delicious yet challenging. There have been some days where the last thing I want to do after work is come up with something fresh and blog-friendly for dinner. I went through a lot of lettuce, tomatoes and English cucumber this month! I ended up making more of my own salad dressings than anticipated (woo!) but also dined out a little more than I could have, given the self-imposed challenge. But still, I ended up with 31 entries and 31 salads, which makes me happy.

With that said, here’s the final dish of One More Taste’s Salad Month. It’s my take on Salade Ni├žoise. I omitted a couple items (didn’t feel like eating potatoes, and didn’t see any eye-catching tomatoes at the supermarket) but did toss something on the plate that’s a little foreign to me — anchovies. Not sure they’re my favorite fish, but I can appreciate why they end up on this salad, as they’re oily and salty and add a good little oomph to the plate.

That delicious carnage in the center of the plate is some grilled tuna, brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. Just put that hunka fish on the grill and give it a couple minutes, over high heat, on each side.

The non-fishy components of this salad include romaine lettuce (making use of what’s in the fridge), hard-boiled egg, blanched green (and yellow) beans and a quick dressing made up of (roughly) a tablespoon lemon juice(what I could squeeze out of half a lemon), little less than ¼ cup olive oil (bottom of the bottle) and a couple dashes of salt.

Challenge completed. Great success. Time to go eat a Porterhouse...

4 comments:

  1. What a great salad adventure, they were all delicious! I'm proud you tried the anchovies, yum!

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  2. When can we expect 31 days of cheeseburgers? I'd even take 31 days of chocolate? Great job.

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  3. Kyle, I was thinking more along the lines of 31 days of nachos...

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  4. That will work great as well. I need ideas for dinner. Apparently if you cook an entree, you are supposed to have sides with it too. I can have like 20 windows open on my computer doing different things, but you put two pots on the stove and I freeze up.

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